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      Seattle Freelancers Union SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business in Seattle

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      September 25, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      220 2nd Ave S
      Seattle, Washington 98104

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      Seattle Freelancers Union SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business

      Four Seasoned Freelancers Speak About Thier Business We define freelancers as anyone for is self employed, 1099, or work on a contract basis. Everyone from real estate agents, creative, CPAs, developers, solo entrepeneurs are welcome to join as we share knowledge and issues that connect us. We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: Bring your knowledge, expertise, and questions at our events (and our Facebook group for in-between events). As I had succcessfully managed a career back and forth between freelance and corporate life, I and the team in Seattle hope to provide the knwoledge and tools to not only make a living, but provide knowledge on the long-term goal every freelancers should have. - Roy Hsu, Seattle Freelancers Union Host  September SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Four Seasoned Freelancers Speak About Thier Business Every single freelancer faces challenges with growing their business from a mere idea to a thriving success story. This month, Roy Hsu a former UX/creative director, freelancer and now financial advisor will moderate a discussion with successful freelancers in your community: Advantages and disadvnatages of freelance Setting a business plan and budgetting Marketing and setting rates Taxes and bookkeeping Legal and liability Saving for the future and creating your own benefits Panel: Anna Zheng:Anna Zheng is a UX/UI & Visual designer, artist, and co-founder of a design/development studio called Cozey. With a BA in Gender Studies and professional experience in grassroots organizing, education, project management, and non-profit work, they are passionate about sharing resources, building community, and creating intentional spaces for us to feel supported, empowered, and resilience.   Roger Maggio:Roger Maggio has been a realtor in the Greater Seattle area for over 22 years and is with Windermere. Roger is also the creator of  OktoHub which is a new site allowing busy Realtors to easily and instantly hire other realtors for help with daily tasks. Roger is married to Heather who is a property manager in the tri-county area. They have 3 daughters and are with their softball tournaments, dance performances, and varsity cheer events.    Audrey Godwin:Audrey Godwin is an award-winning financial strategist and champion for Women’s Economic Development. She created the Positioned 4 Profit(TM) System for women leaders to align their finances with the vision, values and priorities for every season of their lives. This not only allows them to keep more what what they make, they can also leave a financial legacy to the people and causes they love. She founded The Audrey Company as the safe and sacred container to continue the work of practically marrying purpose, profit and healthy cash flow.Audrey's financial success tips have been featured on NBC, The Seattle Times, The News Tribune as well as radio stations around the United States. Her signature Start Here, Get Clear Strategy session is the starting point for women leaders who are ready to get the financial results they desire and deserve. Connect with her at   Taylor Haperin Taylor, a Seattle-based attorney, has provided legal services to the local startup community since 2016.  He has immersed himself in the inner workings of emerging companies -- from board governance and corporate affairs, to employment and intellectual property concerns, to contractual matters and equity financing.  Past clients include Madrona Ventures-backed Matcherino (esports), evoeco (waste management), NEU (vacation rental cleaning), PHH Medical LLC (medical equipment sales), and nube9 (recycled material athleticwear).  Taylor currently works with 2Morrow Inc., Polly, IntuitiveX, and Barker Pitelka PLLC.   Host: Roy HsuRoy is a formerly a Creative Director, UX Designer, and has freelanced on and off for over 20 years. During his career in advertising he came up the ranks in digital creative as a art director to leading creative departments. With a hand in corporate operations, new business and acting in senior level managent positions, this experience lead Roy to become a mentor of startups, businesses and an angel investor and work in the finance world. He has been a guest speaker at Foster School of Business, actively speaks at various startup events, and active within the diversity and inclusion space.    SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own. The national conversation is live at #FreelanceSPARK. Join us in a whole bunch of cities across the country!  Quick tips: Yes, this event is for freelancers of all industries. We're all connected by our efforts to succeed in the gig economy. No, this event will not be taped- it's a meetup! Sometimes we do bring in an expert speaker- we'll announce that above. SPARK Seattle is brought to you by:              About Freelancers Union  Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 425,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit Membership is free.   FAQs   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please send questions to  

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